Techniques of spam filtering in Outlook 2003

ok i recently discovered a way to move the spam emails that is sending from batch jobs in my company email to another folder in my perspnal folder file.

You just need to set an outlook rule that indicates the sender email and the folder to move to. Once this is done, the incoming spam emails will be automatically moved to the specified folder. sounds cool isnt it? automated email filtering.

Pros of this method:
1. Emails gets directed to the specified folder and your email mailbox will not get full that often.

Cons of this method:
1. you have to turn on your email outlook running on your pc. anyone can see your email if you never lock down your computer.
    i ask myself why microsoft don't create a windows service for this kind of feature and require the entire outlook to be open and vulnerable?

2. You need to know which sender and which emails to direct to. Since they are no longer in your inbox, sometimes it will be very easy to miss out certain emails.

Will outlook 2007 has any enhancements on this feature? hmm... You might be wondering why I don't archive my emails instead..because some of the emails i need to reference from time to time, sometimes i need to retreive them. If i archive them, then i need to retrieve them out of the archive file...double job again!
Published Thursday, December 27, 2007 8:46 PM by darenhan

Comments

# re: Techniques of spam filtering in Outlook 2003

Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:49 PM by Softwaremaker

>> i ask myself why microsoft don't create a windows service for this kind of feature and require the entire outlook to be open and vulnerable?

Strange request. Even if there is such a service, dont you think that an intruder can still boot up Outlook on your machine and see your "other folders".

Locking down your desktop is your best friend.

# re: Techniques of spam filtering in Outlook 2003

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 1:01 AM by darenhan

maybe we need better ways of spam filtering in outlook....a service is one of the suggestion... even u can access my desktop i can still configure my outlook to prompt for login and password... :)

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